• Medieval Era
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

A Warrant was an official document ordered and drawn upon the authority of a King or Queen, to take or perform a specific action – by one of their Nobles (or selected persons). Normally used in the “apprehension” of criminals – they were also used as a “summons” into “Royal presence”. When a Nobleman or similar person was to receive his (or her) Heraldry (insignia) from a King or Queen, a “Warrant” was issued. Eventually, the term came to be used almost exclusively by Law Enforcement to denote the arrest of a specific person (for a specific crime). The written document (authorized by a Judge or Magistrate) gives ANY Law Enforcement Officer the right to arrest said person by “the Power of The People” (or recognized Government Agency).